In Record Time brings together the practices of five Australian artists – Oliva Biasin, Roch Dziewialtowski-Gintowt, Rocky Lu, Clare Peake and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson – in a conversation on art, labour and circumstance. Considering how artists record, mark and structure their daily labour, this exhibition, which includes new commissions and past works in ceramics, drawing, installation and kinetic sculpture, acknowledges the passing of time and ideas in the practices of each artist.
In Record Time begins with Roch Dziewialtowski-Gintowt, an artist who worked at DADAA almost daily for over 10 years. Characterised by a definitive size, repetition of marks and materials, his practice was intrinsically shaped by his regimented allocation of time to making, evident in the artists meticulously kept timesheets. A collection of the hundreds of works produced by Dziewialtowski-Gintowt will be shown; an acknowledgement to his very missed presence in the DADAA studio.
Time is marked by artist Clare Peake through her work Intermediate Pots, a series of Greek inspired vessels recording the banalities of everyday life in the artists former studio and home in Broome. Their construction is both a diary and contemplative action on procrastination and productivity.
Collapsing the often-precarious boundaries between private and work space, emerging artist Olivia Biasin uses joinery and bricolage to fabricate useful, adaptive and transportable studio-bedroom-living spaces in an effort to streamline and save time.
German-born, WA artist Bjoern Rainer-Admason attempts to subvert existing machines and technologies to their most absurd and abstracted end. His new kinetic robot takes on a life of its own, it mimics the sometimes-chaotic patterns and procrastination techniques of creative thinking.
Rocky Lu’s masterfully rendered monster skyscrapers detail the artists long-time fascination with architectural landmarks. Drawn using a specific mathematic formula his works are vivid reimagining’s of the structures that hold today’s workforces.
In Record Time is curated by Katherine Wilkinson.
Exhibition runs Friday 16 October – Saturday 28 November 2020
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
DADAA Fremantle Gallery
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Image: Clare Peake, Intermediate Pots, 2015 – ongoing, ceramics, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.